Onwuegbuzie and Frels (2015) provide the framework for evaluating current research and present seven steps for developing a Comprehensive Literature Review. Today a significant dilemma of research involves the sparse number of rigorous, empirical research studies to guide development of best practices of writing. The authors describe the purpose of their book as “a tool and guide for master’s-level students, doctoral-level students, and new and experienced researchers” to approach writing a CLR in a through and investigative way. The thrust and challenge is for researchers to concentrate on improving their methods and practices when reviewing topics with strong potential for shaping long-term educational policies.


Comprehensive Literature Review, Literature Reviews, Geographic Information Systems

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Jan Williams, PhD, completed her doctorate in Curriculum & Instruction after a career in special education, assessments, and administration. She maintains her interests in educational leadership and blending her equine expertise with therapeutic riding. She is currently an instructor at Lone Star College and a consultant expanding her professional presentations and publications. Correspondence regarding this article can be addressed directly to: williams.jank@gmail.com.

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